Elahe Izadi, Washington Post

Elahe Izadi

Washington Post

Washington, DC, United States

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Recent:
  • Washington Post
Past:
  • National Journal
  • WAMU 88.5

Recent articles by Elahe:

Why hundreds of American newsrooms have started capitalizing the ‘b’ in ‘Black’

It’s the latest iteration in a long history of grappling with what words to use when discussing race. → Read More

As the pandemic forces us to abandon rituals of grief, obituary pages are where we mourn

The covid-19 crisis has put new focus on obituaries and death notices, the time-honored but often overlooked side of the newspaper business. → Read More

Another newcomer to fill Diane Rehm’s shoes, Jenn White will take up the mic at NPR’s ‘1A’

Jenn White, a Chicago radio host and acclaimed podcaster, will replace Joshua Johnson, who left the nationally broadcast WAMU show in December. → Read More

There are so many coronavirus myths that even Snopes can’t keep up

The coronavirus pandemic has left Snopes, like other fact-checking outlets around the world, struggling to keep up. → Read More

TV is an escape, and then ‘This Is Us’ threw us quite the curve ball

"This Is Us" episode 17, season 4, imagines two alternate realities in which Jack survived. → Read More

The Onion created lovable ‘Diamond Joe’ Biden. Then it destroyed him.

The satirical publication’s caricature has disappeared during the former vice president’s 2020 presidential campaign. → Read More

Woody Allen’s publisher cancels plans to release his memoir

Hachette won’t publish Woody Allen’s memoir ‘Apropos of Nothing,’ after a week of backlash. → Read More

The ‘Love Is Blind’ reunion: 15 things we learned, from who is together to who is most embarrassed

The cast of Netflix's "Love Is Blind" reunites to dish about the status of Lauren, Cameron and more. → Read More

‘Love Is Blind’ has left us with pressing questions about pod smells and wine-drinking dogs

Let's answer "Love Is Blind" questions, including whether it's safe for Jessica to give her dog wine and what's up with those hemp necklaces. → Read More

It’s time to rate the couples on Netflix’s ‘Love Is Blind’

From Lauren and Cameron to Jessica and Mark, here is the likelihood that these couples will get married. → Read More

The weird and wild celebrity coalition backing Bernie Sanders

Ariana Grande, Eric Andre, Joe Rogan and Bon Iver are all feeling the Bern. → Read More

Let’s break down Eminem’s Oscars performance, frame by frame

Eminem performed "Lose Yourself," an 18-year-old song, at the Oscars. We don't know why, but it definitely was a spirited performance. → Read More

The Oscars nominated ‘Parasite’ but looked right past its all-Asian cast. It’s part of a pattern.

The history of Asian and Asian Americans in Hollywood has been one of troubling or very little representation. → Read More

Could ‘Parasite’ win the Oscar for best picture? The case for Bong Joon-ho’s biting drama.

The film, featuring performances by Song Kang-ho, Choi Woo-shik and Park So-dam, has six Oscar nominations. → Read More

Could ‘Marriage Story’ win the Oscar for best picture? The case for Noah Baumbach’s portrait of a divorce.

The film starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson has six Oscar nominations. → Read More

Alicia Keys and Boyz II Men pay tribute to Kobe Bryant at the Grammys

The musicians sang "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye" in tribute to late Lakers legend, Kobe Bryant. → Read More

The Oscars’ long history of getting called out for lack of diversity

The nominees of the major categories for the 2020 Oscars include few people of color. → Read More

Comedian George Lopez catches the attention of the Secret Service after a Trump joke. He’s not the first.

The agency routinely monitors threats made against presidents, including those made by rappers in music videos and comedians on Twitter. → Read More

The 2020 In/Out List

Riiise and shiiinnee, friends! It’s a new day, and it couldn’t have come a moment too soon. 2019 was a wild dream, huh. Or was it a nightmare? We show up to class and, ugh, pop quiz. We only SparkNotes’d the assigned reading— have you seen how long the Mueller report is? — but grades don’t matter because mom and dad paid for SAT scores, anyway. Suddenly we’re in the sky, suspended between… → Read More

Bill Cosby’s publicist calls Eddie Murphy a ‘Hollywood Slave’ over an SNL joke. The comics have a bitter history.

Murphy brought his Cosby impression back on "Saturday Night Live." And, as predicted, Cosby wasn't pleased. → Read More